A lights-out six-game stretch to lead the Packers to another NFC North title has Aaron Rodgers a unanimous choice as the division's top offensive star.
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
The Bears officially announced changes to their coaching staff -- Jeremiah Washburn takes over as OL coach, Curtis Modkins RB coach and Roy Anderson assistant DB coach. Also, OLB coach Clint Hurtt did not renew his contract and left the team.
Former Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman reflects on his childhood, fatherhood and football career in an insightful letter to his younger self.
Best player available for Bears at No. 3?
Chicago has needs all over the place, so taking the top talent out there might be the best move. Mel Kiper Jr. gives the Bears a versatile, disruptive defensive lineman. Mock 1.0 (Insider)
Tony Romo isn't a long-term answer for the Chicago Bears at quarterback, and it has nothing to do with his talent.
Xavier Rhodes' marked improvement is a big reason why the Vikings had the best defense in the NFC North this season.
Dickerson: This is it for Cutler in Chicago
After one playoff appearance in eight seasons with the Bears, Jay Cutler will be traded or released this offseason, Jeff Dickerson predicts. Predicting big changes
Bears will have big pockets this spring
Pending Jay Cutler's status, Chicago could have more than $60 million in cap room. Don't be surprised if Ryan Pace uses a chunk to beef up the offense, John Clayton writes. Big spenders, penny pinchers (Insider)
The Patriots likely will entertain offers for Jimmy Garoppolo, but should the Bears part with the No. 3 pick for a QB who has made only two starts?
After guiding the Packers from a 4-6 start to another division title, Mike McCarthy gets the nod as the NFC North's top coach.
Jeffery one of top free agents-to-be
Alshon Jeffery is the only Bear represented on John Clayton's top 50 potential free agents for 2017. But he'll likely be the most desired WR on the open market. Top free agents (Insider)
Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns after missing last season with a torn ACL.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
The Bears are expected to hire Jeremiah Washburn as their new offensive line coach. Washburn spent last year as the Miami Dolphins assistant offensive line coach. He'll replace Dave Magazu, whom head coach John Fox let go after the season. Fox never announced the move.
Alshon Jeffery should get paid nicely
Yes, Jeffery's 2016 season was a bit quiet, but he remains very productive on a per game basis. That should be enough for a hefty deal this offseason, Mike Sando writes. Due for paydays (Insider)
Bears running back Jordan Howard and Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker made the biggest impact among rookies in the NFC North.
Time for Chicago to draft a quarterback?
If this is indeed the end of Jay Cutler's time in Chicago, QB will immediately jump to the top of the Bears' priority list. That could mean they'll take one with the third overall pick. Biggest draft need
The Bears ranked toward the bottom of the league in interceptions last season, so adding a playmaker in the secondary is a must.
Deshaun Watson helped his draft stock with his title-game performance, and the Bears need a QB. Is Watson a reach at No. 3?
Jordan Howard set a new Bears single-season rookie rushing record with 1,313 yards and six touchdowns.
Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer
NFL Hall of Famer Richard Dent was lost until his gap wedge showed up in the mail. It was mistakenly put in the wrong golf bag before his trip here but is safe and sound back in his hands now. Yes I had to cut the video short... because the smack talk between Dent and Marcus Allen started getting thick!!
Revisiting the Bears' 2016 offseason
Mike Sando initially gave the Bears a B grade for their offseason moves. And while record-setting rookie RB Jordan Howard was fantastic, it wasn't enough to merit much of a different grade at season's end. Re-grading offseasons (Insider)
The Bears are confident that Danny Trevathan will make a full recovery from the torn patellar tendon in his right knee, but they're not sure when.
The Bears need help at the wide receiver position and will kick the tires on Rueben Randle.
|2(25)||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State|
|4(15)||Nick Kwiatkoski||ILB||West Virginia|
|4(26)||Deon Bush||S||Miami (FL)|
|4(29)||Deiondre' Hall||CB||Northern Iowa|
|6(10)||Deandre Houston-Carson||S||William & Mary|
|7(9)||Daniel Braverman||WR||Western Michigan|